Mainly intellectual property (IP) issues Down Under

On the problems of descriptive names

The Full Federal Court has dismissed Kosciuszko Thredbo’s appeal from the dismissal of its claims against ThredboNet.

Copyright authorisation and the end of iiNet?

Crikey.com.au has a link to what it says is the Commonwealth Government’s Online Copyright Infringement Discussion Paper 2014.

Something to think about in drafting an exclusive licence

The Full Court has held an exclusive licensee bound to keep paying costs of patent litigation even after the licence expired

An arbitration clause means arbitrate

The Court of Appeal has enforced an arbitration clause in a Subway franchise, barring the franchisees’ action in VCAT.

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